Productivity of management information systems researchers

Does Lotka's law apply?

Ravinder Nath, Wade M. Jackson

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Abstract

By examining 899 Management Information Systems (MIS) research articles published in ten journals between 1975 and 1987, it is shown that while Lotka's inversesquare law relating the number of authors of papers to the number of papers written by each author does not apply, a generalized version of Lotka's law referred to as the inverse-power law fits remarkably well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-209
Number of pages7
JournalInformation Processing and Management
Volume27
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Productivity of management information systems researchers : Does Lotka's law apply? / Nath, Ravinder; Jackson, Wade M.

In: Information Processing and Management, Vol. 27, No. 2-3, 1991, p. 203-209.

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